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PHOTOS: Local big ten fans bleed scarlet and gray

PHOTOS: Local big ten fans bleed scarlet and gray

Die-hard Ohio State fans frequently rally at Mickey’s Bar & Patio to cheer on the Buckeyes, and despite Saturday’s less than impressive weather, dozens showed up (and out) to support the long-standing rivalry against the Michigan Wolverines. I felt like I’d traveled back in time to the north side of OSU’s campus where my girlfriends…

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The great pumpkin everything

The great pumpkin everything

Q4 is my favorite quarter, months-wise. In case anyone forgot, its football season (seriously, could baseball last any longer?! Actually no. It literally couldn’t. Game 7 … seriously? At least it was entertaining (sub parenthesis, well played MLB tweeters)) and come November 1 Thanksgiving’s on deck (more football!), Christmas comes creeping around the corner (still…

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The Great Debate: Where to watch the game

The Great Debate: Where to watch the game

I grew up in a family where football reigned supreme. Every fall, Fridays were spent at high school stadiums, Saturdays the TV blared with the Pitt game, and Sundays were black and yellow fever—either at Three Rivers Stadium (R.I.P.) or in the comfort of our own home. There were rules. Little to no talking. Women…

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Lincoln Park coach penalized after CPS official finds suspended player in uniform at game

Lincoln Park coach penalized after CPS official finds suspended player in uniform at game

Tribune has this story about a Lincoln Park coach and player who were suspended after the player was found in uniform when he was supposed to be serving a suspension: Lincoln Park forfeited its game with Mather on Saturday because a player who was supposed to be serving a suspension was in uniform and wearing…

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Blue demon football! Oh wait...

Blue demon football! Oh wait…

DePaul classes have started and so has football! Oh wait a minute, DePaul doesn’t have a football team. Is this a problem?? Yes and no. No, because we have a soccer team that’s pretty good. Yes, because football and the college experience go hand-in-hand. No, because my Saturdays would go out the window and I…

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Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?

It’s here.  College football season.  I had a glorious Saturday among the tailgates and parking lots and screaming fans.  And in Lincoln Park, where everybody within a 300 mile radius comes to live, it’s a mashup of Big Ten fans.  We tend to take over the bars, if you haven’t noticed the flags.  Long live…

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An open letter to Chicago's B1G fans

An open letter to Chicago’s B1G fans

Dear Chicago-based Illini, Hoosier, Hawkeye, Spartan, Wolverine, Wildcat, Golden Gopher, Badger, Buckeye, Boilermaker & Lion fans: Heyyyyyyy. I am a Chicagoan … for Nebraska. And as Nebraska is about to embark on what I’m referring to as “baby’s first B1G” I’d like to express both my irrational excitement for the upcoming football season, as well…

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